Code of Conduct
When working with a tutor:
- Pay careful attention to everything the tutor is trying to tell you.
- Remember we are here to help you acquire skills, and we cannot be effective if we do too many things for you.
- Keep in mind that tutoring is not about watching someone else do your homework.
- Expect the tutor to tell you just enough that you can figure things out for yourself, because that is the best way to really learn.
When not working with a tutor:
- Try to keep your focus on understanding the course that brought you in for help.
- Try to listen to what the tutors nearby are telling other students, since it might help you as well.
- Read through your class notes, read your book, think about what you were told in class, and try to work through the homework yourself.
- Try to work with other students on anything you were both having trouble with. This group learning approach can be incredibly helpful.
- Be considerate of other students and the staff while you are visiting the tutoring center.
Dos and Don'ts
- Bring your class notes, your book, and sincerely try to use them.
- Focus on your course(s) while visiting the tutoring center.
- Engage with the tutors about the content of your course.
- Talk to other students at the designated tables who might be thinking about the same things you are struggling with.
- Step outside if you need to take or make a call when you are not working with a tutor.
- Expect tutoring to replace you going to class and reading your book.
- Expect tutors to discuss questions beyond the content of your course.
- Take a call, check for texts or keep listening to music when a tutor is talking to you.
- Distract yourself or those around you using your cell phone, laptop, or making excessive noise.